Jo Malone have got the festive season totally wrapped up this year. Every single little Christmas gift is delightful, well thought through and perfect for loved ones… Who wouldn’t want to unwrap something on Christmas morning that turned out to be in a little cream and black box? The Fragrance Chronicles is a little book of fragrance that takes their iconic scent layering to a new level with English Pear and Freesia. The scent comes in its final format, as well as three smaller bottles of the separate elements: King William Pear, Freesia and Patchouli. This enables you to wear the scent exactly how you like, elevating the individual fragrances as and when you wish, as well as wearing them all separately.
The fragrances individually are beautiful. I’ve never thought of wearing pear before, but it’s scrumptious, light and perfect no matter what the time of day, week or year. By layering the core fragrance with the other three you can amplify the heart, base or delicate notes that make it up, changing it slightly to suit your mood. It’s a timeless scent and pretty ageless too – I would wear this, as would my mother and probably my grandmother. It’s a fail safe for anyone not knowing what to buy the lady in their life this Christmas.
To make it even better, the way the whole thing is packaged is delightful. It literally looks like a book, opening up to reveal the four fragrances inside. There’s even a long description included on the inner cover to fully explain what it’s all about and how to layer. You could keep these in the book for safe keeping in a bookshelf and nobody would be any the wiser!
Available from their website for £72.00.